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New Twist on SEXTING!10 Percent Using Smartphone During Sex

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Naked Truth | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Twist on SEXTING!10 Percent Using Smartphone During Sex

10 Percent Using Smartphones During SexAccording to a new study by mobile experts JUMIO, 10 percent of Americans have admitted to using their smart-phone while having sex, either to answer a call or send a text, the 2013 Mobile Consumer Habits Study found.

“People view their smartphones as an extension of themselves, taking them everywhere they go — even the most unorthodox places — from the shower to their commute, from the dinner table to the bedroom,” Marc Barach, chief marketer at Jumio said, the company that funded the study for Harris Interactive. The report compiled surveys from 1,102 smartphone users.

The study also noted that a whopping 72 percent of Americans said they were within five feet of their phones at all times, making it proximal even while between the sheets.

Not everyone is happy about the prevalence of tech in traditionally intimate spheres: 12 percent of respondents reported that smartphones were “getting in the way” of their relationship. For the demographic of 18-34 year olds, the number jumps to 20 percent :: Read the full NSFW! article »»»»

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DPRKs First Smartphone Based on Google Android OS

Posted: August 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: HTC, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on DPRKs First Smartphone Based on Google Android OS

North Korean SmartphoneThe Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – DPRK aka North Korea, our second favourite peoples republic – has unveiled what it says is its first domestically produced smartphone, although industry analysts say the “Arirang”, built around Google’s Android OS, is most likely made in China.

The Arirang – complete with touch screen, high-pixel camera, and its very own set of apps – is being offered for sale to North Korea’s reported two million mobile phone users, all of whom are prevented from contacting the outside world.

The phone, named after a famous Korean folk song, has already gained the approval of the country’s President, Kim Jong-un, Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency – KCNA – reported.

Visiting a factory where the phone was said to be produced, Mr Kim was reported to have praised its Korean-style applications, which he says provided best convenience to users while guaranteeing security. State security, that is :: Read the full article »»»»


Samsung Galaxy S4 Lands in New York

Posted: March 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Samsung, Smartphone | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Samsung Galaxy S4 Lands in New York

galaxy-s4-event-launch-nyc-2013There was no mystery surrounding Samsung’s launch today, S4 S4 S4…

It’s serious no surprise, Samsung glued itself to the script, opened the curtains and let its latest flagship, the Galaxy S4 fly.

At first glance Samsung has stuck closely to it’s recent form, Galaxy S4 has a similar shell to its predecessor, the Galaxy S III. The most notable differences are a larger screen – 5-inch 1080p next vs S3’s 4.8-inch 720p) – a much thinner build, it’s around eight percent thinner than the Galaxy S3, a an increased bling factor, I want this phone!

The S4 will ship in two different models (depending on region). One version totes an octa-core – yep, that’s eight cores – processor: Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa CPU, clocked at 1.6 GHz.

And the lesser version, sports a 1.9 GHz quad-core Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm. The phone is chunked-up with 2 GB of RAM, it’ll be sold in three variants: 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB, ooh… and it’s got an improved 13-mega-pixel camera :: Read the full article »»»»


REBLOG! Australians Addicted to Smartphones, the Rest of the World is Addicted to Social Media

Posted: February 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Facebook, News From the web, REBLOG, Smartphone, Social Media | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on REBLOG! Australians Addicted to Smartphones, the Rest of the World is Addicted to Social Media

Serious Addiction WARNING!Blogger and ABC contributor Peter Ryan has a superneat post on a new report confirming what most of us  already knew: Australians are addicted to their smartphones. The survey of smartphone users by tech behemoth Cisco reveals that the daily ritual for Gen Y Aussies kicks off with a quick txt.

Many of the survey participants admitted that they checked for messages, emails and updates at least twice an hour, many becoming anxious when their phone goes astray.

Kevin Bloch isn’t alone, our favourite news agency – Reuters – has an ubercool post on our latest addiction, Social Media.

Social media is now apparently a recognised addiction, a study undertaken last year by the University of Chicago found that Liking and Tweeting can be even more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol. The research showed that social networking sites gave users a burst of the addictive neurotransmitter dopamine :: Read the full article »»»»


Prototype iPhone 4 Cardboard Keyboard

Posted: November 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Cult of Apple, iPhone 4, REBLOG, Smartphone | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Prototype iPhone 4 Cardboard Keyboard

Technoid - iPhone Keyboard via SMH Digital LifeAs the song says – well kind ofSome guys have all the fun! Ben Grubb is such a man, the Digital Life wunderkind gets bundles of superneat new gadgets thrown at him, from the big guys and the not-so-big guys.

This week he’s been tossed a neat little gadget for that device we refuse to cover – the iPhone – from one of the littler guys. A prototype app made for the iPhone 4 allows users to type on a keyboard made of paper using vibrations.

Created by Florian Kräutli, a university student in London, the “Vibrative” app makes use of the iPhone’s inbuilt accelerometer, reading vibrations as a finger taps a surface to work out which key is being pressed.

According to the Daily Mail, the software works out the approximate location of a strike on a paper keyboard by analysing the strength and frequency of tremors through the surface the iPhone is resting on :: Read Ben Grubb’s full article at Digital Life »»»»


Australian Emergency SMS Service

Posted: September 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Standout | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Emergency SMS Service

Australian Emergency SMS Service

All mobile phones within Australia will have access to a new text message emergency warning system by the early 2013. The system, which until recently supplied emergency alerts only to landlines, has been extended to include all mobile phones in Australia. The system is being rolled out from November this year – to Telstra customers – and should be completed within 3 months.

Emergency Alerts are sent by emergency services to landline telephones based on the location of the handset, and to mobile phones, based on the service address. In the case of an emergency, Australians receive a voice message on their landline or a text message on mobile phones. Along with the Emergency Alert a link is supplied for recipients to access more information, by following a set of basic instructions.

Emergency Alert is an Australian Government based alert system, within Australia 0444 444 444 is the designated number for Emergency Alerts.

This number will always be displayed in the message header or caller ID. Since it’s inception – December 2009, for landlines –  Emergency Alert has been used on 500 separate occasions nationally, with more than 7 million messages having been already sent :: Read the full article »»»»


Things Are About To Change?

Posted: September 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Advertorial | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Things Are About To Change?
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That mobile device manufacturing behemoth that is Nokia has been teasing punters with what looks like a pretty spectacular new offering, the Nokia Lumia 920. Specs are pretty standout, Windows 8, 1.5GHZ Dual Core, 32 GB Storage, 1GB Ram, 41 Megapixel Camera, 4.5 inch Screen, all the usual connectivity tools housed in Nokia's - we love - traditional, uncluttered casing... oooh, and wireless charging :: Read the full article »»»»